Vol. 7, No. 4 September 2000
Digital images/picture symbols: using them with children with disabilities
by Rick Hillman
I.D.E.A. WORKS column reviews some different approaches that the
Mercer County Special Services School District of Trenton, NJ is
using with Digital Images and Picture Symbols. Says that the school
uses Boardmaker by Mayer-Johnson to create picture symbols that are
used in the day-to-day classroom activities with students and
throughout the school. Adds that they use digital cameras to create
photos of day-to-day activities to train students how to complete
tasks. Discusses the selection process developed for digital cameras
and some of the practical applications for the classroom. Also
discusses the software that comes with the camera or card reader,
basic graphics editors, and how digital images are used with
Boardmaker. Includes a table (p80) comparing the features of three
manufacturers' digital cameras.
Includes three photos and an illustration.
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